My story

Nothing is more rewarding than being able make things work that really shouldn’t

Steve Motive
Steve Motive

Back in 1996 I began my apprenticship at The Corvette Factory in melbourne.

In 2000 I moved to the Gold Coast where I worked for Shell Auto care until the company was sold to Kmart Tyre and Auto – I lasted two weeks before resigning.

I then started at Ashmore Exhast as a mechanic and was soon promoted to Mechananical Manager then to Store Manager.

After the sale of Ashmore Exhaust it soon closed in early 2010

This is when Motive Mechanical was founded by myself. I started in a small work shop down the street then moved to where we are now. Over the years here we have taken over all of the factories including the “Butchers Shed” (now our office).

Since founding Motive Mechanical we have grown from a one man operation to now having 10 staff members.

My education has grown with the business as the industry is continually changing

Certificate III in automotive

Certificate III in automotive electrics

Certificate IV in Hybrid and EV technology

Currently studing Certificate IV in advanced Diagnostics and Masters of Business and Administration

I am also creating content for TikTok and Youtube in an effort to educate other technicians and help consumers to understand the challenges we face within the Automotive industry.